Best Toy for Girls 6 to 12 Years: LEGO Friends Olivia's House
What's so special about LEGO Friends Olivia's House 3315?
Well to begin, according to Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine, "Lego play develops spatial, mathematical, and fine motor skills, and lets kids build almost anything they can imagine, often leading to hours of quiet, independent play.
As an Aunt and Godmother, I think that children should be given educational toys to stimulate their minds while having fun as children should. So, whenever I have given gifts to my nieces, nephews and godchildren, I have always given educational toys. Some of my friends and siblings do also give their children educational toys. I have seen the results of giving them these educational toys based on the smart discussions I can have with these children, their sharp thinking skills, their enhanced ability to think things through generally and the creative ways in which they do things and make things.
Added to that, LEGO CEO, Jrgen Vig Knudstorp, who has 2 boys and 2 girls of his own, between aged 4 to 10 years observes that, "[Both boys and girls] all love to build, but certainly they play in very different ways." And according to him this has served as part of the inspiration for building a set of LEGO toys targeted specifically to girls.
But I am not finished yet! So scroll down while I share with you 3 other compelling reasons why LEGO Friends Olivia's House 3315and the other Lego Friends toys in the collection make the best toy for girls between the ages of 6 and 12.
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Your little girl will have guaranteed fun and be able to express her creativity with this Lego Friends set.There are 4 rooms - kitchen, living room, bathroom, & bedroom - with movable pieces that allow her to easily remodel, redecorate or rebuild the entire house. Added to that, all of the pieces in this Lego Friends set are fully compatible with all Lego System bricks. So she can be even more creative as she incorporates her previous and future Lego sets to make incredible creations of her own.
Little girls love camping and adventure too. Although many parents shy away, with good reason, from sending their girls on camping trips given the many dangers and predators, your little girl can, with her vivid imagination and this Lego Adventure Camper set, have the best ever camp trip she imagined right in the comfort of her home!
Reason No. 1: - EXTENSIVE 'GIRL PLAY' RESEARCH
LEGO, which is currently one of the most recognized premium toy brands in the world, has undertaken four (4) years of extensive, cultural anthropology research, design, and exhaustive testing before building this girl toy.
According to Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine, “[LEGO] recruited top product designers and sales strategists from within the company, who joined forces with outside consultants, and dispatched them in small teams to shadow girls and interview their families over a period of months in Germany, Korea, the U.K., and the U.S.”
The results were the same in each of the countries, and their feedback and findings were considered and incorporated into the design of this Lego Friends collection of toys especially for girls. One unanimous feedback they received, for example, is that the girls wanted less ‘boxy’ looking figures with prettier and varied colours.
Armed with this feedback, they have built a toy that girls truly love. You don’t have to take my word for it or even Bloomberg’s word, just visit Amazon and you will the over 300+ rave reviews from parents and guardians whose precious little girls play with and love the Lego Friends collection.
So that’s a lot of field research and first-hand experience that together counts for a lot!
LEGO makes a toy for girls: LEGO Friends
Reason No. 2: - FOSTERING CRITICAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS
Jean Piaget (1896 - 1980) was a renowned Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher who placed great importance on the education of children and was known for his epistemological studies with children (that’s a fancy way of saying that he studies how children learned and the means and methods by which they acquired that knowledge).
According to Piaget, there are four (4) development stages in children, as follows:
1. Sensorimotor stage - from birth to age 2, where "Children experience the world through movement and their [five (5)] senses."
2. Preoperational stage - from ages 2 to 7, where "magical thinking predominates [and] motor skills are acquired."
3. Concrete operational stage - from ages 7 to 11, where "children begin to think logically but are very concrete in their thinking."
4. Formal operational stage - from age 11-16 and onwards, where "development of abstract reasoning [takes place]."
LEGO Friends Olivia's House and the other toys in the Lego Friends collection will help your little girl acquire heightened critical developmental skills. In other words, she will be more advanced than children around her age.
Reason No. 3: - ALONE TIME FOR YOU and QUALITY TIME WITH HER
If you're a parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent, godparent or other caregiver with more than one (1) child to attend to, then you will be especially happy with that last part of the Bloomberg statement I shared earlier, "OFTEN LEADING TO HOURS OF QUIET, INDEPENDENT PLAY."
YAY!!! Finally you will be able to:
1.Get a break sometimes to do something you love or need to do without feeling guilty about neglecting her. Children can be exhausting and finding some alone time for you doesn’t make you a bad person. It actually helps to rejuvenate you for your next round of caregiving.
2.Have some peace of mind knowing that your child is engaged in a meaningful play activity that will enhance some of her very important developmental skills.
3.Play with your child sometimes thus providing that much needed quality time during a crucial point in her growing years (6 to 12 years). This play set is so interesting that it holds the interest of adults as well. So, yes, you can play along with your girl child, niece, goddaughter, grand-daughter or other special girl child. Get your childhood imaginative juices flowing again.
Girls love fancy cars too! This LEGO Friends car features “transparent windshield, real rubber tires and a curvy pink and purple design” as well as “Accessories include Emma's cat, a picnic table with benches, sandwich, banana, city map, bag, road sign and camera” which are compatible with other LEGO Friends play sets.
Get a glimpse of the various LEGO Friends sets and figurines.
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